Four Reasons for Yellow Teeth and How to Avoid Them
Are you noticing that your smile has been a little dim lately? It’s time to make some changes and address the culprits that are hindering your smile. Once you can narrow down the reasons for yellowing teeth you can change routines to help deter teeth yellowing and get your smile back. MaDental & Associates wants you to take pride in your smile and we’re always happy to help restore your smile and your confidence!
1. Medicine / Antibiotics
Many different antibiotics and medicine can have adverse reactions to your teeth. It’s important to speak to your dentist about the types of medications you’re taking to determine if they’re negatively impacting your teeth. It’s also important to consider the exposure you had to antibiotics in utero, as recent studies have shown it could cause teeth discoloration with age.
It should come as no surprise that along with the serious health concerns smoking can cause, it can also cause yellowing teeth. Smoking leaves behind yellowish brown residue that can easily stain your teeth and dim your smile.
Underneath the enamel is a substance called dentin. Once the enamel begins to thin as we age the yellowish/brownish dentin is more easily shown through and can be the cause of your yellowing smile.
4. Food / Drink
The food and drinks that we consume come into direct contact with our teeth several times a day. It’s essential to know just how much our guilty pleasures and staple meals can affect our teeth. If you’re a constant coffee drinker try switch to cold coffee and implementing a straw as dark liquids easily stain your teeth. The same can be said for wines, sauces, teas, and sodas. Reducing the acidity in your foods can help lessen the damage to your enamel as well.
It’s time to reclaim your smile and stop settling for a dimy yellowish hue on your teeth. Stop by or make an appointment with your local dentist, MaDental & Associates in Miami to restore you smile, confidence, and overall happiness!
Talk to your dentist today about the impacts of tobacco on your oral health and which healthy habits can best help you kick your addiction to the curb!